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Israel is considering extending its Eilat-Ashkelon pipeline 700 kilometres southeast to the Yanbu oil refineries in Saudi Arabia.

Senior officials at tourism developments were dismissed on suspicion of corruption.

The geopolitics of ports in the Horn of Africa

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

The geopolitics of ports in the Horn of Africa

Analysis: Ports in the Horn of Africa risk becoming new flashpoints in Middle East rivalries.

Top UK architect under fire over Saudi airport deal

The New Arab Staff

Top UK architect under fire over Saudi airport deal

Climate-concerned architects have demanded answers from Norman Foster and his firm Foster and Partners over the airport contract.

Saudi spends $1.7 million on NEOM megacity PR plan

Gaia Caramazza

Saudi spends $1.7 million on NEOM megacity PR plan

Saudi Arabia has invested heavily in the NEOM project.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi wealth fund 'shopping spree' disguises economic pain

Amid its worst economic crisis in decades, the seemingly contradictory state policy to splurge billions on overseas assets is raising eyebrows.

James Reinl

The human cost of Saudi Arabia's dystopian Neom megacity

The killing of a tribal activist has shone a spotlight on the Western firms helping to build Saudi Arabia's Neom megacity.

Elias Jahshan

Falastin: Sami Tamimi's love letter to Palestinian food

The New Arab Meets: Sami Tamimi to talk about his new cookbook Falastin, a love letter to Palestinian food, the land and its people.

The New Arab

Too close to home? New Egypt bridge triggers outrage

Egyptian authorities have been ridiculed for the construction of a bridge that takes no consideration for the surrounding residential tower ...

Rare Saudi resistance hits futuristic megacity <em>project</em>

The New Arab & agencies

Rare Saudi resistance hits futuristic megacity project

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's dream project hit a new roadblock when a member of the local Huwaitat tribe was gunned down after he ...

The New Arab

Outrage as Saudi Arabia confesses to killing tribal activist

Saudi authorities on Wednesday confessed to the killing of a popular tribal activist who had allegedly refused a forced eviction amid ongoing ...

Saudi security 'kill' tribal activist resisting eviction for NEOM

The New Arab

Saudi security 'kill' tribal activist resisting eviction for NEOM

Abdul-Rahim al-Howeiti, of the large Howeitat tribe that inhabits southwest Jordan, Sinai and northwestern Saudi Arabia, was allegedly shot dead ...

Yemen hospital hit in Houthi missile, drone attack: MSF

The New Arab & agencies

Yemen hospital hit in Houthi missile, drone attack: MSF

Houthi rebels reportedly targeted sites near a hospital on Wednesday in an escalation that could jeopardise a UN-brokered ceasefire deal.

Yemen in Focus: UAE-backed separatists, Saudi-backed government sign deal

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: UAE-backed separatists, Saudi-backed government sign deal

This week we look at an essential agreement that will see southern separatists fall into the fold of the coalition, anti-UAE protests in Socotra ...

Yemen govt, separatists to sign power-sharing deal on Tuesday

The New Arab

Yemen govt, separatists to sign power-sharing deal on Tuesday

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is expected to attend a ceremony between Yemen's internationally recognised government and southern ...

The New Arab & agencies

Death toll in Yemen's war reaches 100,000

More than 100,000 people have died in Yemen's war since 2015.

The New Arab

Saudi woman arrested for dancing at Riyadh concert

A young Saudi concert goer was accused of 'disrupting social etiquette' after a viral video showed her dancing in the traditional black abaya ...

Mel Plant

Egypt is building a concrete wall around Sharm el-Sheikh

Investigation: Desperate for foreign cash, the Egyptian regime has cooked up a plan to revive the tourist mecca of Sharm el-Sheikh by building a ...

Sabena Siddiqui

Is the Saudi tourism industry sustainable?

Saudi Arabia's travel and tourism sector could generate $70.9 billion to the country’s GDP this year, but negative perceptions about the country ...

Flamboyant Saudi influencer faces prison 'for wearing leopard-print shorts'

The New Arab

Flamboyant Saudi influencer faces prison 'for wearing leopard-print shorts'

The 23-year old social media was arrested by security forces after posting an image of himself wearing shorts on Twitter.

The New Arab & agencies

Five injured in fire at Saudi high-speed train station

Five people were injured in a fire that broke out at a new train station in Saudi Arabia's western city of Jeddah.

Visiting Saudi Arabia? 19 things illegal for tourists

The New Arab

Visiting Saudi Arabia? 19 things illegal for tourists

Saudi Arabia said it would issue fines for 19 offences related to public decency, such as immodest dress and public displays of affection.

Riyadh will allow foreign women tourists to shun headscarf

The New Arab

Riyadh will allow foreign women tourists to shun headscarf

Female tourists visiting the ultra-conservative kingdom will be allowed to go without wearing the body-shrouding abaya robe that is still ...

Saudi Arabia to offer tourist visas for first time

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia to offer tourist visas for first time

The kingdom will also ease its strict dress code for foreign women, allowing them to go without the body-shrouding abaya robe that is still ...

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